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A migraine aura without a headache is a type of migraine. When you have an aura, you may see spots, wavy lines, or flashing lights. Your hands, arms, or face may tingle or feel numb. But unlike other migraines, a headache doesn't follow the aura.
Some people have both types of migraines. Although they sometimes have an aura without the headache, at other times they may get a headache after an aura.
Without treatment, migraines can last from 4 hours to a few days. Medicines can help prevent migraines or stop them once they have started. Your doctor can help you find which ones work best for you.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: August 25, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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